Category Archives: Theatre

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. — Alfred Hitchcock

King Lear

By William Shakespeare Directed by Benjamin Blyth Presented by Malachite Theatre at the Rose Playhouse on 24 April 2015 The aged King Lear has had a long and peaceful reign, but he has no living male heir. In dividing the kingdom … Continue reading

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Emperor and Galilean

By Henrik Ibsen Directed by Jonathan Kent Adapted by Ben Power Presented by the National Theatre on 10 June 2011 A 7 p.m. start means serious theatre. We sat in the middle of the front row of the Olivier, already feeling … Continue reading

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The Feast at Solhaug

By Henrik Ibsen Directed and adapted by Mark Ewbank from the translation by W. Archer and M. Morrison Presented by Ottisdotter Productions at Barons Court Theatre on 22 April 2015 Never before performed in English, Henrik Ibsen’s The Feast at Solhaug becomes the … Continue reading

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Each His Own Wilderness

By Doris Lessing Directed by Paul Miller Presented by the Orange Tree Theatre on 17 April 2015 These people talk about politics with all the passionate intensity other people reserve for sex. It’s 1958. Tony, back from National Service disillusioned and dissatisfied, finds his … Continue reading

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Death of a Salesman

By Arthur Miller Directed by Gregory Doran Presented by the RSC at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on 15 April 2015 In the land of the free, each man is in charge of his own destiny. Willy Loman knows and cherishes this … Continue reading

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Love’s Sacrifice

By John Ford Directed by Matthew Dunster Presented by the RSC at the Swan Theatre on 14 April 2015 Struck by love at first sight, the Duke of Pavia has married the beautiful Bianca. But he’s not the only one who … Continue reading

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Oppenheimer

By Tom Morton-Smith Directed by Angus Jackson Presented by the RSC at the Vaudeville Theatre on 31 March 2015 1939: fascism spreads across Europe, Franco marches on Barcelona and two German chemists discover the processes of atomic fission. In Berkeley, California, … Continue reading

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The Devils

By John Whiting Based on a book by Aldous Huxley Directed by Nick Mouton Presented by Sedos at the Bridewell Theatre on 18 March 2015 Father Urbain Grandier is a young, educated, charming priest. People are drawn from around the country … Continue reading

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The Broken Heart

By John Ford Directed by Caroline Steinbeis Presented by Shakespeare’s Globe at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 17 March 2015 The lifeless trunk shall wed the broken heart. The scene is ancient Sparta and the loving couple Penthea and Orgilus are … Continue reading

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The Cutting of the Cloth

By Michael Hastings Directed by Tricia Thorns Presented by Two’s Company at the Southwark Playhouse on 13 March 2015 The work-room of a Savile Row tailors, 1953. Two master craftsmen at daggers drawn: Polish-born Spijak insists that nothing can beat the … Continue reading

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